I have recently rented an apartment, and the neighbors next door are renovating their apartment. There is constant drilling and banging from 8 am to 6 pm, as a result the entire apartment is shaking. I can't hear myself think, I can't work, I can't even relax in the apartment. The real estate agent said
I have recently rented an apartment, and the neighbors next door are renovating their apartment. There is constant drilling and banging from 8 am to 6 pm, as a result the entire apartment is shaking. I can't hear myself think, I can't work, I can't even relax in the apartment. The real estate agent said Im free to vacate the apartment but that I have to pay a two month penalty fee. I already pay 2400 dollars per month, so that's not possible. Is there anything I can legally do ?
In the course of looking at your current rental place, did you not see the remodeling going on? Was the remodeling kept a secret from you?
It appears as if the construction crew is complying with the noise abatement laws, they are operating between the hours of 8AM to 6PM.
Normally during the hours of 8 AM to around 6PM a person would be at work. Is there a reason you are home during these hours?
Since this construction is not to your rental unit and does not directly affect you, your real estate agent would not be required to disclose this construction to you.
Eventually the construction would no longer be a problem. It will eventually come to an end.
I hope this has been of some benefit to you, good luck.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. are normal construction hours. You can ask the neighbors how long the renovations are expected to last.
Your real estate agent most likely does not have info on renovations that are happening in units that belong to someone else, so how is he supposed to let you know about it?
NO. Landlords are required to tell tenants next to nothing. No, nothing you can do but pay the required lease break fee to move. The landlord did not break any laws here.
No, right to quiet enjoyment does not apply here. They are operating out side of normal required "quiet hours" so they are not doing anything wrong.
The laws are the same no matter if its a luxury high rise or the cheapest dump. You get no special treatment for paying to much to rent.
No. Construction/renovation is a fact of life, and it creates noise. As long as they keep noise to the hours you describe, they are violating no rules. You have no idea if the agent was aware of the pending renovations. Understand, as well, that the renovations will end at some future point.
check local laws for noise ordinances. As said, construction is allowed within certain hours but there are still limits on how much noise they can produce.
Either the realtor or the landlord ethically should disclose it.